curuchamion: text icon says Fabricati Diem PVNC (fabricati diem)
So... forty-five years ago or thereabouts, a slightly insane group of TV execs playing on the success of the Beatles put together a band consisting of a British ex-jockey, a former child actor, a hippie guitarist who'd been washing dishes in a coffee-house, and the guy whose mother invented Liquid Paper.

Last night the Monkees' latest reunion tour came to South Bend, Indiana, and by a ridiculous string of lucky happenstances, my mom and I landed centre-orchestra seats for a grand total of less than $27 each. XD

It was awesome. I chose not to bring my camera (I have this thing where if I'm taking pictures I'm not really paying attention to what's happening at the moment, and I wanted to enjoy the show), so there are no pictures, but there is much FLAILSQUEE under the cut.

Right here )
curuchamion: MacGyver in a blue shirt, fifth season hair (Mac blueshirt)
Incidentally, if anyone has a good bit of spare money to donate to disaster relief and would like to snipe me for the fic-writing attentions of the excellent [personal profile] settiai on LiveJournal's HelpTheSouth fandom auction... her offering thread is right here and the bidding stands at $60 US. Minimum fic length is 3000 words, fandoms are many and various.

The only caveat is that I am stalking her thread regularly, have a fair amount of charity-earmarked money to spare, and will do my best to snipe you back. ;-) However, it's for a good cause! Bidding closes on Wednesday, May 25.
curuchamion: Snoopy dressed as Sherlock Holmes (Snoopy Holmes)
From Dwth's [community profile] fannish5 comm, one of those random memeish question-posty things:

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

On finding that very few people get married in my fandoms, I change it to marriages and couples who ought to have got married (or, in one case, arguably are married by some definition)... and I'm still astonished that I could come up with five. ;-)

This is, as usual, a cut )

And that's five, and I'm going to bed. Wow. Shouldn't have stayed up this late. But I've been meaning to babble about some of this for a while.

ETA: and apparently I totally forgot Han/Leia and Sarek/Amanda. *headslap* And now I am going to bed.
List fifteen of your favorite characters from different series, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

I expect very few of my friends are familiar with all or even most of these series/whatnots, but maybe we can get some conversations started anyway.

1: Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
2: Logan / Wolverine (X-Men - mostly Chris Claremont's comics for canon, but I read genfic from anywhere)
3: The Third Doctor (Doctor Who)
4: Samuel Vimes (Discworld)
5: Dr Donald "Ducky" Mallard (NCIS)
6: Dr Janet Fraiser (Stargate SG-1)
7: Merryweather (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)
8: Bert the chimney-sweep (character played by Dick Van Dyke in Disney's Mary Poppins, who may or may not have done permanent things to three-year-old!me's taste in guys)
9: Sherlock Holmes
10: Captain America
11: Dr Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek: The Original Series)
12: Gandalf (Lord of the Rings - books especially)
13: J'onn J'onzz (Justice League - TAS, mostly)
14: Eddie Brock / Venom (Spider-Man 3 does not exist, la la la)
15: Andrew the Angel of Death (character played by John Dye on Touched By an Angel)

Obviously most of these should have a note of "closely followed by at least one or possibly all of the other characters on the relevant whatnot", but hey... I was running out of parentheses. ;D

Fandom meme

Oct. 3rd, 2010 11:10 am
Okay - [ profile] togsos was doing this meme and I (being - like her - a "sleek fabulous lemming", lol) jumped on the bandwagon.

Rules: Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?

Togsos asked me about Sapphire and Steel, MFU, and Doctor Who, then added "but I would like a bonus set of the same answers on Star Trek next gen because it is a slide into fandom that is happening/evolving before my very eyes!" So, um, here's all that.

Under cuts, because you know how I ramble.

S&S under here ) MFU under here ) Who under here ) TNG under here )
Okay, [ profile] stunt_muppet did this meme and I thought it looked rather fun... That meme where you write to fandoms as if they were significant others and see if people can guess what they are. Do I even have ten fandoms? Huh.

If nothing else, it should be pretty impressively cracky and fun to write. Here goes!

Under the cut, 'cause this is gonna be long... )

Whoa. That was fun. Very metaphorical. And I got to say some things I've never quite known how to say any other way - which is cool.
So I ran across this meme today: When you see this, post five unpopular fandom opinions in your journal. Eh, why not? I seem to have a knack for holding unpopular opinions anyway.
  1. Doctor Who (modern): David Tennant is, well, not cute. I could put it more strongly than that, but I already have a nice collection of flames for my next bonfire... ;-)
  2. Man from UNCLE: I like quite a lot of third season. (Though it does explain why UNCLE crackfic isn't particularly common: in this fandom, the crack is canon!)
  3. Doctor Who (classic): Tom Baker is SCARY. The hair! The teeth! The EYES! (Great actor, though - one of very few I'd watch in practically anything, just to see him work. Along with RDA, Fred MacMurray, Angela Lansbury, and possibly Werner Klemperer.)
  4. Stargate SG-1: I don't see anything slashy in the "Spacemonkey!" scene. Seriously.
  5. MacGyver: Mac has it unfairly easy because, in his world, all the nuts and screws fit the holes he wants them to go into. Whereas, in my world, they never do. *grumps*



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